In The Garden|Stila|Swatch|Review


Call me an eyeshadow palettes addict but I’m just so obsessed with them! Can’t seems to shake this obsession off. I caved in after watching and reading the raves of this Stila eyeshadow palettes which are now on Specials. Out of curiosity and my love for eyeshadow palettes needless to say I grabbed all the four themes in one cart. Free Shipping for orders more than $50.00 – so why not save extra more!

I received them a couple of days ago and I instantly took an instagram photo and shared it on twitter after the mailman left. I’m super thrilled to share my first impression reviews with you guys. This is my first encounter with Stila’s palette and I’m going to do them one at a time.

in the garden (2)

Seriously, I mean seriously I actually ordered four of Stila’s eyeshadow palettes online and the best part is that it was on sale. Doesn’t anyone love a good bargain? Well, I do! So, instead of paying $39.00 a palette I only paid $20.00. Please tell me, how cool is that!

So, I got the :-

In the garden/In the moment/In the light and In the know = each palette will be showcast and review every week for the next four weeks.

Stila in the garden

I’ll start with this week’s eyeshadow palette “In the Garden” by Stila for $20.00 in their sale section. Net wt: 0.40 oz. Available at Stila or at Sephora website. It comes in a cardboard packaging which is paperlight and inside includes a smudge stick waterproof eye liner in Starfish. There are ten garden inspired shades in this palette with endless combination to wear everyday. Included also a lookbook just in case you ran out of ideas or a guide to gorgeous eye makeup look.

green look

Spring is late this year.  As I’m writing, my first impression review the weather outside is still in the minus sign. We have a long winter somehow. But I’m not complaining since I got this eyeshadows “In the Garden” and these colors happened to cheer me up ūüôā If you are reading this and feeling that you need some boost of spring appearance head over to your computer, please do yourself a favor and order it. It’s a limited edition and/or while stock lasts.

in the garden-stila

Are you ready for what’s in the garden?

From top row L-R: chinois (matte), breeze (shimmer), bark (shimmer), freesia (shimmer), rosette (metallic)

From bottom row L-R: nectar (matte), honey (metallic), sage (shimmer), moss (shimmer), juniper  (shimmer)

The smudge stick waterproof eyeliner is of muted mossy green with a subtle gold shimmer.

color swatches

My favorite shades are nectar, honey, moss and freesia. The Chinois and Nectar are best for highlights or as base shadow while Moss and Juniper makes very good liner colors. I like that they included two contrasting color of Freesia and Rosette with the other four muted greens. These eyeshadows can be applied wet or dry depending on your preference and both methods are sure to deliver the best results you desire.

All the shades are amazing. This palette has very good pigmentations and it blends very well with no fall out.

eye makeup look

I’m wearing a nectar shade as my base on my lids. Then I use the metallic rosette on my crease and nectar as highlight. I’m doing a Pink Haze eye makeup look.

As beautiful palette for spring and a transitioning into summer. Yay!!!

Overall, I think this is a fabulous palette and reasonably priced considering that it is now on sale and compare as to similar high-end palettes.

Which “In the …. eyeshadow palette will you choose? Please leave comment below.

Thank you all for the love.

Sharon xoxo





Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Hey guys!

Today, I will be doing something different from my weekly Top 5 Tuesday Favorites. I would like to talk about Urban Decay VICE 2 eyeshadow palette. As some of you may know, I lusted after Urban Decay palette ever since I posted it’s new released of Vice 3 lasted Oct.¬†But instead of getting Vice 3, I opt for Vice 2 since I personally love the color shades more.

I put my order online and I received it on time to make this review and color swatches to share with everyone.

UD Vice 2

Vice 2 has its unique packaging and color palette behind the box.

color swatches VIce 2

look at her there, isn’t she beautiful!

casing opener

This plastic casing looks very pretty. The palette is housed in a large plastic palette where the lid releases upon pressing on the push button. It has a large mirror inside the lid.






vice ub

It has excellent pigmentation, this palette is nice with soft and lovely shades. It wears well and do not fade or crease over eight hours (without a primer).

line 1   shadow line 3

I don’t seems to be able to find any¬†misses on the color payoff except¬†the X-Rated. I find that it’s a little drier, and the cool toned pink¬†is too¬†light or sheen and must layer up a couple of times as compared to other shades in the palette. The shades like Prank, Lovesick, Voodoo and Toxic are a little bit rough due to the metallic formula but overall all of these have rich pigmentation. It’s super easy to blend and I really enjoy the finishing look.

There are a lot of shades that has micro-glitter or micro-sparkle on it but I didn’t notice on half on them. I only notice fall out with a few shades but nothing was too problematic. Seeing this palette, I’m totally surprised that I don’t mind with some of the subtle glittering even though I’m more of a matte type of person. I got to admit that these gorgeous shades really make my day. I would recommend¬†this to a friend.

shadow 2 shadow 6shadow 3 shadow 1

shadow 4 shadow 4 (2)

Having said that, all the colors are incredibly¬†bright¬†and vibrant. It’s a perfect palette for those who loves to play with¬†eye makeup. I have been trying out many of the shades and I can mixed my own shades which i find them useful.

wrist swatches vice 2 color swatches

I did the color swatches on all twenty color shades and it comes out pretty on the skin. The only 2 shades which are matte are Habit and Rewind. The rest of them has a metallic iridescent micro glitter finish.

golden smokey eyes (2) prank and dope

Stroke & Damaged shades                           Prank & Dope shades

Overall, I really love this eyeshadow palette and I can go over and over again talking on how amazing these shades¬†are. But I’ll save it until you have try them yourselves.

I can use all the shades in this palette by wearing in for day or night. Such gorgeous color and you have to try it to believe it!

Frankly speaking, I’m obsessed with it and do take¬†note that this palette is a limited edition and it will sell out. Fair warning right!

You can pick this up at Sephora and for $59.00 before stock last.

Will you be picking this VICE 2 eyeshadow palette? I love to know.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo